Digital Printing of Corrugated Shipping Boxes
Digital printing of corrugated shipping containers may be trending and suddenly very popular but it is not a new printing process. The fact is that digital printing has been around for over ten years but it is only thanks to recent advancements in equipment and ink technology, that digital printing direct to corrugated is affordable and versatile enough to make it a viable option for many customers and applications.
Historically, digital printing has been extremely expensive with very high minimums and unfortunately the quality has not always been as consistent as most customers desired. This opened the door for other printing options such as litho labels (offset printed copy laminated to board) which could deliver high-quality graphics with high MOQ’s and a price tag to match.
Important note: there are companies out there who do short run digital printing and can run as few as 25 custom printed boxes, and orders in the hundreds are quite possible. However, that is NOT us, at this time.
This will likely change in the future as our capabilities expand but for now our minimum in most cases is 1,000 boxes of the same size. However, that digital minimum can be satisfied with multiple, different copies. Example – 250 of four different flavors, colors, scents, etc. Copy can be easily and inexpensively changed so the MOQ is a combined count of various prints.as long as they are the same box size and board specs. (More on this later)